Skalka is a commonly used name referring to Saint Michael the Archangel and Saint Stanislaus the Bishop and Martyr Basilica – a Pauline monastery in the historic district of Kazimierz. The monastery was built in the place of martyrdom of Saint Stanislaus slain by the Polish king in 1079. The original Romanesque building saw many redesigns in both Gothic and Baroque styles and plentiful restoration works.
Skalka is a part of National Pantheon with numerous notable Poles buried in the crypts. Among them Jan Dlugosz (historian), Faustyna Kowalska (saint), Adam Asnyk (poet), Stanislaw Wyspianski (painter) or Czeslaw Milosz (poet).
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